Elias saw his ERA rise from 2.16 to 3.22 after Saturday's abysmal outing. He owns a 1.34 and 15:11 K:BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings pitched. He'll look to get back on track at home on Friday against Texas.
Alvarez only faced 28 batters, the closest a Miami pitcher has ever come to facing a minimum of 27 batters in an nine-inning game. He allowed a single to Dustin Ackley in the sixth and a double to Mike Zunino in the ninth for his only mistakes of the night. He also helped his cause with an RBI single in the sixth.
Alvarez (1-2) struck out four and needed just 90 pitches in his complete game 7-0 win over the Mariners. He lowered his ERA from 4.30 to 2.66 after earning his first win of the season. He'll look to keep rolling Friday against the Mets in New York.
He went for 3 in the game, with three singles, after entering the game with just three singles on the season. He raised his batting average nearly 50 points in the game, while adding an RBI, one run scored and one walk in the loss.
Bruce has been ice cold to start the season, and is hitting just .204 even after Saturday's game. He still has a .751 OPS despite the low average, thanks to 14 walks and two home runs, while driving in nine runs in 16 games.
Minor got a late start to the season after dealing with a urinary tract infection during the offseason and subsequent shoulder soreness this spring. He's expected to make his regular-season major-league debut either Friday or Saturday against the Reds.
Castillo's average fell to .095 April 8, so he has put in work to get it back to .234. He is hitting .346 with two home run and six RBI over the last seven games.
Villar was 2 for 3 at the bottom of the order, including a solo home run in the third inning to gain an early lead. He scored twice, as well, while raising his batting average to .212.
Villar has been un unexpected source of power for the Astros, launching three home runs in 18 games, after finished the 2013 season with just one in 58 games. He is still hitting just .212/.293/.442 with three home runs and six RBI in 52 at-bats.
"It was like I got shot," McBride said.
McBride is hopeful he'll return to action sometime in June.
Reddick went 3 for 5 in the game with three singles, one night after adding a home run to his three hits. He drove in one run in the win.
Reddick has raised his batting average more than 100 points with his last two performances, but still sits at just .200, with a .533 OPS overall in 50 at-bats.
Qualls recorded just a single out in his save attempt, as the A's jumped all over him in the ninth. He allowed a leadoff home run and then put the next two batters on base via a walk and a hit. He recorded his first out, but then the A's finished the game with consecutive singles to bring across the winning runs.
Qualls now has a 9.00 ERA and 2.80 WHIP in six appearances, spanning five innings of work.